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Prowell's Contemporary Garden Gate #115

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POSTMODERN WOOD GATE #115
This Garden Gate is Base Price + 30%
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The original prototype of Garden Gate #115 features horizontal members at 1-1/2" thickness and wenge vertical thru-tenons at 3/4" thickness.

 
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Modern wood gate #115
 

wood gates Although the continuous thru tenons are aesthetic, they also serve the purpose of stabilizing the horizontal members from misbehaving over the years and decades.

To maintain the darker hue of the wenge, the gate should be finished with the lighter WoodRX Cedar or Natural. (Cedar shown)

 
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postmodern garden gate #115
 

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Bethesda, MD

An in-progress photo of the original #115, purchased along with a commission for a series of Fence Panels #39 we'll eventually see in a fully completed photo.

 
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modern garden gate #115 in Washington Beltway

 

 

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Our Wood Gate Design #115 was developed simultaneously with the Garden Gate Arbor #3.

 
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postmodern gate and arbor

 

    GARDEN GATE #115-2
      Base Price + 30%
 
 
  #115-2  


Mll Valley, CA


Garden Gate #115-2 in Mill Valley, CA (Marin County)
Flanked by Fence Style #39
Rocky Mountain Gate Latch E236 in White Bronze Brushed patina
WoodRX Chestnut

  Modern contemporary wood gate #115 in Marin County, CA
 
 
 
  #115-2  


Mill Valley, CA

A look at the architecture, typical to the intentions of the #115 prototype.
Gate #115 on the right side. Gate style #108 on the left side.

  contemporary wood garden gate #115 Mill Valley, CA
 
 

 

 
  #115-2  


Prowell's Joint #9
For more on our preferred joints, see A Word on Joinery


  Prowell's wood gate joinery
 
 
 
  #115-2  


The lower trio of tenons, modified with #115-2 as turned dowels

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    GARDEN GATE #115-1
      Base Price + 30%
 
 
  #115-1  


Memphis, TN

Although #115-1 is the same width as 115-2, more or less, the darker wenge tenons have been substututed with cedar. As a response to the patron's stated preference for finishing her gate on site with Sansin Onyx transluscent stain.

  contemporary garden gates #115
 
 

 

 
  #115-1  


Memphis, TN


Garden Gate #115-1 in Memphis, TN.
60" width

  modernism wood garden gates #115 in Memphis, TN
 
 
 
  #115-1  


Memphis, TN

The house photo provided by the homeowner. Although not what Ben and Charles had in mind when creating the original 115, it proves the versatility of the design to fit within the Federalist Revival porticos of the south.

  Prowell's modern garden gate in Memphis, TN
 
 

 

    GARDEN GATE #115-A
      Base Price + 40%
 
 
  #115-A  



Gate style #115-A features a segmented Wenge pendulum, as well as a return to the interlocking weave and lower dual grids.

A few small alterations with a striking impact to the standard #115 design.

Created as a sibling to Driveway Gate #210.

  Post Modern Wood Garden Gate #115-A
 
 

 

    GARDEN GATE #115-A1
      Base Price + 40%
 
 
  #115-A1  



Gate style #115-A1 is shown simply to illustrate the revisions made to accommodate a gate that is only 54" ht x 37" wide.

 
 
 

 

 

 


IN-PROGRESS

 

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The process. Drawn toward a design that will compliment a style of postmodern architecture predicated by plate windows and horizontal planes. A style often championed by the publication Dwell. An architectural motif that is commonly without defining details. Clean, angular, unfettered. Offering a need for the intimacy of workmanship and design at the entry level with both girth and muscle but with the scrutiny of a somewhat complex system of joints.

 
#115-Progress
 
how to build wood gate #115 by prowell
 
  #115-Progress  


Introducing a continuous pair of tenons in a contrasting, durable species. An approach that stabilizes the horizontal members over a given span, while offering a little head-scratching scrutiny.

  Prowell building gate style #115
 
 
 
  #115-Progress  


The side spindles, turned from square stock.

  Prowell building wood gate style #115
 
 
 
  #115- Progress  


Ben turning the above stock on the lathe.

  Ben Prowell building gate style #115
 
 
 
  #115-1 Progress  


Ben at work fitting the upper exposed tenons of #115-1. On this particular example, the tenons are cedar, matching the rest of the gate. (The gate will be finished on site with a flat black patina)

  How to build Prowell's garden gate #115
 
 
 
  #115-4 Progress  


Ben taking a vertical approach to the assembly of the upper tenons.

  How to Build a Prowell wood gate #115
 
 

 

 
  #115-1 Progress  


Charles mortising for the through tenons

  Mortised joinery for garden gate #115
 
 


 
  #115-2 Progress  


Laying out the mortising schedule.

  building Prowell's wood gate #115
 
 
 
  #115-2 Progress  


The upper slats in the foreground are collected and the two long tenons are fed through. For the eventual assembly, the slats will be separated with spacers to insure the spacing between each slat is equal. The two through-tenons are not, contrary to popular thought, glued. They are loose tenons that allow the slats to breath freely over the seasons.

In the background Ben works on the pair of gate styles #87.

  Ben and Charles Prowell with wood gate joinery
 
 


 
  #115-2 Progress  


Poised for the final assembly of Garden Gate #115. Oodles of joints. Making for a somewhat demanding process requiring the Zen-ness of a calm competent woodworker whose wits never fray.

  How to assemble a Prowell custom wood gate
 
 
 
  #115-2 Progress  


The calm and competent Ben Prowell with the final glue-up assembly

  how to build a prowell custom wood gate
 
 
 
  #115-2 Progress  


Once the clamps are removed, the long hefty primary tenons are notched with a chisel to accept the oak wedges.

  Old world joinery for Prowell Wood Garden Gates
 
 

 

 
  #115-2 Progress  


The primary joints are 1"-thick through-tenons. Mortising through the stiles and 4" depth into the rails. Finished off with a pair of quarter-sawn white oak wedges and a pair of 3/8" dowel locking pins through the top.

  charles prowell illustrates wood gate joinery
 
 

 

 
  #115-3 Progress  


Ben aligning the upper Wenge tenons

  shop techniques for building wood gate #115
 
 

 

 

 

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